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RIDING FOR CHARITY Wanaka’s toughest athletes will join forces with rookie cyclists to raise money for So They Can in this year’s Contact Epic.

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ore than 100 runners took to the Upper Clutha River Track last weekend to compete in the third annual Wanaka Sun Marathon Event on Saturday April 8. A cool and cloudy morning quickly cleared to reveal sunny blue skies as participants navigated their way along the marathon, half marathon, 10km and 5km courses. Organiser Adrian Bailey of Active QT said that it had been an awesome day for a beautiful event and another fantastic day of achievements in paradise. More than 60 people took part in the half marathon course, which was a new addition this year, with Queenstown’s Hamish Fleming leading the pack with an overall time of 1:23:08. Samuel Wreford of Timaru led the full marathon by half an hour with a finishing time and course record of 2:19:55. Samuel said he was using the route to test himself and see where his fitness levels were at. “I enjoyed it, I absolutely loved running around the trail. The scenery was absolutely amazing and it was really relaxing,” he said. Queenstown’s Alun Williams came top of the 10km ton took the 5km top spot with a time competitors with a time of 36:37, while Jamie Gor- of 23:07.

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Saturday April 7, however the annual date is to be reviewed as the event goes forward.

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ne of Wanaka’s volunteering students has scooped a top accolade in Wellington for his achievements within the LGBTI community. Mount Aspiring College (MAC) student Leo Munro-Heward (pictured) was awarded in the Giving Back category at the New Zealand Youth Awards, held at Parliament on Tuesday April 11. The 16-year-old, who is heavily involved in MAC’s Sticks N’ Stones anti-bullying group, was recognised for the Queer Straight Alliance he set up in Wanaka to raise awareness and support for fellow students and young people. The Giving Back Award was designed for young people whose actions address a current need and have had a significant impact on their community.

Presenter of the awards, Minister for Youth Nikki Kaye, noted that Leo stood out for his passion towards inclusion, acceptance and diversity and the fact that he is a champion for the freedom of all young people to be able to be themselves without fear, harassment, prejudice or bullying. Around 190 nominations were received around the country and of those 50 were presented with awards. MAC principal Wayne Bosley said that he was very proud of Leo and the acknowledgement on a national stage. “Leo is a young man who is determined to make a positive difference

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The findings of a new taskforce established to consider a new model of affordable housing for Queenstown will be shared with the Wanaka housing trust. The new Mayoral Housing Taskforce met for the first time on Monday April 10. The taskforce is considering a new model of affordable housing for the Queenstown Lakes District and will address the needs of moderate and low-income residents, including families, without distorting or devaluing the existing market. Mayor Jim Boult said that the new Mayoral Housing Taskforce, chaired by QLDC Councillor John MacDonald, was unanimous in supporting the concept. “Let me state upfront that it is of primary importance that what we do does not affect the value of housing on the open market in Queenstown now. That has never been our intention. This is about creating an affordable housing model that works alongside the existing private and commercial ownership system. We have a series of outcomes which we are interested in pursuing and which we believe will create non-market affordable housing which will significantly assist affordable living in our district.” The new model would incorporate both rental stock and homes for purchase, with a variety of options for those wanting to buy their property. “It’s too early to give details. This is a complicated piece of work that will require long-term modelling to assess the effects, but we know what we want to achieve.” Jim said the housing squeeze was not a new issue for Queenstown, but the situation had been made more complicated by the attraction of higher returns property owners could

obtain from renting their houses to visitors rather than letting them to long-term tenants. “Finding ways to put families into houses is our main focus,” he said. When families were unable to find affordable accommodation with secure tenure, either by buying or renting, it had a deep impact on the whole community. “Families are under financial stress when they can’t find an affordable place to live, and one of the flow-on effects is that employers are having difficulty attracting permanent staff.” The taskforce would be focusing on finding solutions, rather than fixating on defining the problem. “We know what the problem is, and we understand what the causes are. I am keen that we spend our time looking for solutions,” Mayor Boult said. The taskforce would also consider the needs of itinerant workers, who were having difficulty finding accommodation, especially during the summer and winter peaks. “There are several proposals on the table for accommodation similar to student halls of residence, which would go some way to address the needs of itinerant workers,” he said. It will be several months before the taskforce is able to release details. Members of the taskforce were invited to participate based on their skillset, knowledge and the sectors they represented. The mayor said that while the taskforce was developing its new model with Queenstown as the focus, “everything that we are envisaging would be replicated in Wanaka, and we will be sharing our findings with the Wanaka housing working group.” He noted the excellent work already being done by the Queenstown Lakes Housing Trust, which played a central role in supporting families into their own home.

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The wait for perfect weather conditions to launch the NASA super pressure balloon (SPB) continues with three launch attempts cancelled to date. The first attempt for this year’s launch was proposed for Saturday April 8, but was cancelled due to unacceptable stratospheric weather conditions for operations. Along with monitoring ground and lower-level winds (up to 300m) on launch day, stratospheric wind conditions at 33.5km, which is where the balloon will float, also need to be favourable to support a launch attempt. While ground and lower-level winds were conducive for launch, winds in the stratosphere were not. A counter-clockwise flowing eddy developed to the west of New Zealand's North Island. Forecast models had the balloon launching from Wanaka and then travelling north, bisecting the South Island before eventually getting caught up in the light and variable winds of the eddy. Ideally, an eastward trajectory after lift-off is preferred, though not necessarily required. The second launch attempt on April 9 was on our delicate marine environment. cancelled due to a mechanical issue with a crane Our petition against water exports will used for launch operations, which has since been be revisited in Parliament in May, and resolved. we hope to have some good outcomes The third attempt on Monday April 10 looked from that in addressing the gifting of promising, but weather conditions were considour precious water resources for pri- ered marginal for launch. vate gain.” The company is planning to construct, maintain and operate a bulk water export facility at Tuning Fork Creek and Jackson Bay/Neils Beach and a 12km underground pipeline to pipe the water to ships anchored off Jackson Bay. The original consents were first obtained in 1990, but came up against opposition by parties opposed to the taking of water from inside a national park. The consent allows Okuru to extract 800 million litres of water a month. Westland District Council and West Coast Regional Council both decided effects of the project would be minor and the applications did not need to be publicly notified. There were 15 affected parties notified and invited to lodge submissions. The commissioner heard submissions from two holiday home owners at the hearing last month. The submitters can lodge an appeal with the Environment Court.

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Bung the Bore, a New Zealand water forum, is disappointed a West Coast company has been granted resource consent to extract millions of litres of water from a West Coast creek. Independent commissioner Don Turley granted the consent to Okuru Enterprises Limited on April 8, stating in his decision the activity was unlikely to have an adverse effect on the environment. A spokesperson for Bung the Bore said, “We are deeply disappointed that Don Turley has granted resource consents for the Okuru development. Mr Turley states in his reasoning that the West Coast will benefit via employment during the building of the infrastructure. This, again, shows that short term gain appears to be more important than long term effect.” The group stated that Okuru’s water will be extracted from a communal water source, in a place of international significance. “We are also disturbed at the prospect of large tankers entering New Zealand's coastal water with ballast water on board from other countries, and what affect that water may have PAGE 2

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The 2017 Wanaka Super Pressure Balloon Campaign mission manager Gabe Garde said, “In the stratosphere at 33.5 km, the winds are forecast to take the balloon due east after launch, which is ideal for our operations.” Due to poor weather at ground and surface levels the third attempt was cancelled at 4.30am on April 10. Wind speeds were just slightly above those required for launch, and with the uncertainty for precipitation in the area, the team made the decision to postpone the launch. There are now multiple areas of low pressure with associated precipitation and unfavourable winds settling in over the country preventing NASA from attempting a super pressure balloon launch from Wanaka over the next several days. NASA's on-site meteorologist for the 2017 Wanaka Super Pressure Balloon Campaign Chris Schwantes said, "Conditions do not look favourable for the next four to five days given the winds, forecast rain, and uncertainties with Tropical Cyclone Cook to the northwest of us. However, forecast models currently show high pressure building up in the area after the Easter weekend, which could lead to favourable conditions for launching." “A lot of things need to go right to support a launch attempt, but only one thing needs to go wrong,” campaign manager Justin Marsh said. “Our team remains flight ready to support a launch attempt once the weather improves. All things considered, it's still relatively early in the campaign.”

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Two men face jail over the discovery of 200 LSD tablets and six grams of cannabis resin located in Wanaka last week. The discovery was made by police at a residential address last Tuesday (April 4) after search warrants were executed in the area. Detective Senior Sergeant Malcolm Inglis said that the two men, aged 30 and 33, were arrested in relation to the LSD and will appear in Queens-

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town District Court next Wednesday (April 19) on charges of possession for supply of a Class A drug. A third man, 28, has been charged with possession of the cannabis resin and a second warrant was executed at another residential address where a small amount of cannabis and 100 cannabis seeds were located. A police spokesperson said that police could not be more specific about where in Wanaka the drugs were located and that police were unable to comment further as the matter was now before the courts.

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Luggate Memorial Hall will go through detailed engineering assessments after it was found to be potentially earthquake-prone under the Building Act at the start of April. An initial seismic assessment, based on a study of the plans and limited visual assessment of the building, found its Design Basis Earthquake Rating to be approximately 20 percent of the requirement for a public hall of its type. Queenstown Lakes District Council chief executive Mike Theelen said that the hall had been assessed as part of the Council’s routine seismic assessments of all its buildings, commencing in 2014. “We have accepted advice from structural engineers that the building may have a weakness in its design relating to its unreinforced mud brick exterior cladding and that further detailed assessments should be undertaken,” Mike said.

“We are in the process of contacting all the regular community users and others with bookings to let them know. A Public Safety Notice will be prominently displayed that lets people know that the building is potentially earthquake-prone so that they can make their own decision before they enter about whether they feel comfortable using the facility.” The Detailed Seismic Assessment will involve removing portions of the cladding and interior wall boards to look at the internal structure and will provide a much higher level of certainty about the building’s condition. There will also be specific computer modelling of how the building would perform in a moderate earthquake. Mike said staff had considered engineering and legal advice about whether the hall should be closed immediately. Once the further investigations have been carried out, the council will discuss with the Luggate community what the options are for the long term.

Winter road reports resume With winter fast approaching Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) will soon resume its morning winter road reports. Residents can access the reports by signing up for email or text alerts. QLDC web and digital communications advisor Jimmy Sygrove said, “A few changes are being made to the way the emails are delivered, which will improve the security of the mailing list, streamline how they are sent in early hours of the morning, and make it easier for people to subscribe and unsubscribe. As part of this we’ll be moving to a new cloud based system called Campaign Monitor.” The council has identified an issue

where some email providers, such as Gmail, have a tendency to put these emails in the “promotions” tab. “This means that you won’t get an alert when the report arrives in your inbox. However, this is easily changed if you add our address to your safe senders list (or whitelist) – more info on how to do this here (https://www. campaignmonitor.com/resources/ guides/whitelisting/).” All emails come from QLDC Winter Roads (wintercomms@qldc.govt.nz). To sign up to the community text alert system, visit the QLDC website text alert page and enter your mobile number.

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Holy Family Catholic School Year 5 Mt Gold students were busy in the kitchen this week baking hot cross buns. Their teacher, Kirsten Scott, said the class was baking some hot cross buns as an end of term

treat “and because it’s Easter”. One parent helper said, “they had so much fun and the results were fantastic.” Pictured: Nine-year-olds Chantel Thurston, Stella Dineen and Kiana Babbington.

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A public meeting convened in Luggate to discuss the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) Annual Plan ended up focusing on the issue of water chlorination. The QLDC have announced plans to chlorinate the drinking water in Luggate, Hawea, Arrowtown, Arthur’s Point, Glenorchy and Glendhu Bay. The proposal is included in this year’s draft Annual Plan with $500,000 being allocated in the budget. Around 30 residents attended the meeting, all of them were against Luggate’s water supply being chlorinated. QLDC chief engineer Ulrich Glaser explained that although there are virtually no problems with the water in Luggate, the council is required by law to ensure any possible contamination can be dealt with. A spokesperson for the Luggate Rabbit, Luggate’s online newsletter, said, “Given the time of the meeting it's unsurprising that many others who

had voiced opposition were unable to attend, but just about all the villagers in attendance were there to talk about the chlorination of Luggate's water supply. Nobody at the meeting wanted the water to be permanently chlorinated but Ulrich insisted there was really no other option.” Questions were asked about what alternatives were available and whether QLDC had taken into consideration the long term health effects of exposure to chlorine. Another asked why QLDC couldn’t follow Christchurch City's policy of only chlorinating the water source if contamination is found. “No real answers were forthcoming to these questions. QLDC Deputy Mayor Calum MacLeod tried to impress the importance of treating the water but was somewhat affronted when one of the audience pointed out that Calum had his own bore and was not going to be chlorinated. So all in all it was a lively meeting and clearly villagers are feeling frustrated that this is being forced on them for what they perceive as no good reason,” the spokesperson said. Submissions close on April 28.

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Cromwell Pharmacy is one of 45 in Otago and Southland to have been certified ‘breastfeeding friendly’ by WellSouth, with Wanaka’s pharmacies to follow suit. WellSouth’s health promotion team initiated the Breastfeeding Friendly Pharmacy project to help mothers and whanau identify pharmacies with staff who have completed breastfeeding professional development and who promote community breastfeeding services. Health Promotion team leader Paula Randall said, “pharmacists are often the most accessible medication THE WANAKA SUN

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With the annual deer hunting “Roar” underway, the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC) is urging hunters to focus on identifying their targets correctly. A new document specifically focusing on hunting, “A Hunter’s Tale, A deep dive into hunting incidents in New Zealand” produced by MSC has brought several data sources together for the first time. The data partners included ACC, DOC, NZSAR, NZ Police, Sport NZ, Coronial Services of NZ, Fish & Game, NCIS and Tourism NZ. Since 1979, 64 people have been fatally shot due to hunters misidentifying their targets. Thirty-two percent of all big game hunting search and rescues occur in April and 56 percent of big game hunting fatalities are in March and April. North Island big game hunting fatalities total 86 percent with 29 percent on the South Island. Thirty-eight percent of big game hunting fatalities are from misidentification. MSC chief executive Mike Daisley is clear that these tragic events are preventable. “We’ve known for a long time that misidentification incidents are from people not following the basics of the firearms safety code, and so could be considered wholly preventable.

What we know now that is different from years gone by is more about the shooter,” he said. Hon. Minister Peter Dunne, who is leading a wider firearms review for Parliament, was glowing in his view of the publication. “This report represents a significant moment in our country’s collective understanding of the nature, scale and risks of hunting in New Zealand,” Mr Dunne said. Police say the data reinforces that good firearms safety practice should be at the forefront of users’ minds at all times. There are seven basic rules for firearm safety. They are: Treat every firearm as loaded, always point firearms in a safe direction. Load a firearm only when ready to fire. Identify your target beyond all doubt. Check your firing zone. Store firearms and ammunition safely, and avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms. It's clear that the ultimate responsibility for target identification sits with the shooter. However, wearing coloured clothing that contrasts with the environment - including deer - can help you be seen by other hunters. "While there may be no version of blaze that will ever provide 100 percent peace of mind in all conditions, it's a good way to increase your chances of being identified as a hunter and not an animal and is therefore recommended," Mike said.

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Two of Cromwell’s young drivers have come out on top in this year’s Central Otago Young Driver programme, earning the titles of Most Improved Driver and Driver of the Year. Chris Small, pictured, who lives in Cromwell and Michael Ward, who works in the town, scooped Most Improved and Driver of the Year respectively on the final day of the event on Sunday April 2. The programme saw 28 participants take part in theory and skills tests including using ABS brakes

and Electronic Stability Control in gravel, with the top two in each category undergoing additional skill tests to decide the titles. Jeff Fleury of the New Zealand Transport Agency said he felt the programme allowed young drivers to learn from skilled instructors in a safe setting. “It was a steep learning curve for those with little experience in cars with high safety ratings,” Jeff said. “As organisers, we hope that when they purchase their next car, they will now think carefully about buying the safest vehicle they can get for the money they have. That alone is a good outcome.”

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Members of NASA’s balloon team dropped into Wanaka Beerworks last week to put their off-duty time to good use by making their own beer. While waiting for a favourable weather window for launch, home brew enthusiasts amongst the Super Pressure Balloon team were shown the ropes in the brewery by head brewer Andrew Boulton. Andrew assisted the team in creating Stratosbeer; a smoky pumpkin ale designed to mark the imminent launch of the Super Pressure balloon as well as

paying homage to ballooners of days gone by. “Those of us who showed up are homebrewing hobbyists back in the States, so this was an awesome way to connect with Wanaka’s brew experts, learn some tips, and hopefully produce a brilliant brew,” NASA’s Jeremy Eggers said. Andrew said that it was a great collaboration between the beerworks and the team. “It was really great to create a beer that recognises the work the NASA team do on the Super Pressure balloon with their annual launch in Wanaka,” he said. Pictured: Andrew and the NASA team.

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The first travellers’ meet-up held by the bloggers behind Traveling Voyager brought many new faces together on Monday April 3. Maddy Harker, Charlie Meyerhoff, Emily Menzies and Danielle Butler, who run travel blogging website Traveling Voyager, held the meet-up to try and get travellers, tourists, bloggers and anyone else interested in meeting new people together. “We were nervous about how the first night

would go but we had loads of new faces come through the door and it was great to get all these people together to just chat, share stories and hang out,” website founder Charlie said. “In such a transient community it’s nice to have that support network, particularly for people who are new to town.” The ladies plan to run the meet-up on a monthly basis and will be arranging group hikes and other activities as another way for people to get together and meet new people. To get in touch or find out more, search for Travelingvoyager on Facebook.

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The Environment Court has made its final decision on the designation of land next to the airport in Frankton, enabling the expansion of the airport. The designation will enable Queenstown Airport Corporation to expand the airport alongside and to the south of the main runway. QAC chief executive Colin Keel said the Court’s decision recognises that the 16ha of additional land sought by Queenstown Airport is needed for future airport development. “This decision allows us all to move forward and progress the development of a truly world-class airport to service the communities across the region and provide value to them, our visitors, the airport community and local businesses.

“The decision creates the opportunity to build general aviation precincts away from our closest neighbours and opens up potential for further development, including building a taxiway parallel to the runway. This would significantly improve the customer experience and overall efficiency because aircraft would no longer need to use the main runway for taxiing.” The Queenstown Airport has been seeking to acquire this parcel of land (known as “Lot 6”) since 2008. “With this decision, we can now progress to the next phase of the process and discussions with the landowner, Remarkables Park Ltd, to advance the development of Queenstown Airport,” Colin said.

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Mayor welcomes new citizens Five of Wanaka’s residents were among the latest group to be granted citizenship in the Queenstown Lakes District’s citizenship ceremony, pictured, last Friday (April 7). Nicholas Munday, Alexander Brown, Jane Brown, Sara Crawford and Victoria Hill took the oath of allegiance with Mayor Jim Boult alongside the rest of the district’s new citizens.

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N O T I C E B O A R D Amended Meeting Schedule The QLDC April Meeting Schedule has been amended as follows: Rescheduled meeting due to adjournment: Community & Services Committee - Council Chambers, 10 Gorge Road, Queenstown. Wednesday 12 April 2017 at 10.00am. Additional Meeting: Appeals Subcommittee – Council Chambers, 10 Gorge Road, Queenstown. Friday 21 April 2017 at 11.30am or at the conclusion of the Planning & Strategy Committee whichever is the later.

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This meeting will be held with the public excluded, pursuant to Section 7(2)(g) and Section 7(2)(i) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.

QLDC has funding available to support events which meet the objectives of our Events Strategy, achieving a balanced portfolio of sporting and cultural events that benefit our community. The application form, guidelines and the full events strategy are available online at www.qldc.govt.nz; We strongly recommend applicants make contact with the QLDC Events Office and refer closely to the guidelines before lodging their application. Applications close on Friday 21 April 2017.

For further information regarding this Plan Change or the process outlined above, please call Nigel Bryce on (03) 477 2119 (extension 2) This notice is pursuant to Clause 7 of the First Schedule to the Resource Management Act 1991

PURSUANT TO SECTION 54 (1)(d) OF THE RESERVES ACT 1977. The land described in Schedule A of this Notice (the Land) is vested in the QueenstownLakes District Council pursuant to Section 26A of the Reserves Act 1977 as recreation reserves, known as Rotary Park in Glendhu Bay, Wanaka. Glendhu Adventure Ltd are seeking a licence over part of the reserve for guided and unguided stand up paddle board and kayak tours. The Council is considering granting the appropriate licence pursuant to Section 54 (1)(d) of the Reserves Act 1977. Pursuant to Sections 54 and 119 of the Reserves Act 1977 the Council has an obligation to publicly notify its intention to grant such licence by way of this Notice.

Summary of Decisions Requested for Plan Change 52 – Mount Cardrona Special Zone Queenstown Lakes District Council gives notice as of 13 April 2017, that a Summary of Decisions Requested is available for inspection for the private plan change: Private Plan Change 52 – Mount Cardrona Station Special Zone A full copy of the submissions, summary of decisions requested and further submission forms are available from: • QLDC website: www.qldc.govt.nz under Planning & Consents/District Plan Changes • Queenstown Council offices: 10 Gorge Road Public library: 10 Gorge Road • Wanaka Council offices: 47 Ardmore Street Public library: Dunmore Street • Arrowtown Public library: 58 Buckingham Street

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Following deliberation, a decision will be issued by the Hearings Panel to withdraw, retain or modify the Plan Change. Any person who was a submitter, or lodged a further submission, and who is not satisfied with the decision reached, may appeal that decision to the Environment Court.

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Following collation of all further submissions received, the Council will appoint a Hearings Panel to assess the Plan Change and the submissions lodged to it, including further submissions. The Panel will hold a public hearing to enable any submitters to present their submissions in person.

Any person or organisation may object to or make submissions with respect to the proposed licence. More information can be obtained from the Council’s agent, APL Property, PO Box 1586, Queenstown, phone 03 442 7133 or email queenstown@aplproperty.co.nz. Submissions will be required no later than 13 May 2017 and should be sent to APL Property as above. Schedule A: The reserve is legally described as Section 14 SO 347712 THIS NOTICE is given on behalf of Queenstown Lakes District Council by APL Property, PO Box 1586, Queenstown, phone 03 442 7133.

Notice of Intention to Grant Extension of Lease Over Recreation Reserve Pisa Alpine Charitable Trust

The following persons may lodge a further submission in support or opposition to any original submission: (a) Any person representing a relevant aspect of the public interest; and (b) Any person that has an interest in the proposed policy statement or plan greater than the interest that the general public has; and (c) The local authority itself.

PURSUANT TO SECTION 54 (1)(c) OF THE RESERVES ACT 1977. The land described in Schedule A of this Notice (the Land) is vested in the QueenstownLakes District Council pursuant to Section 26A of the Reserves Act 1977 as recreation reserve. The Pisa Alpine Charitable Trust is seeking a lease term extension over the reserve for winter and summer recreational activities. The Council is considering granting the appropriate extension of lease pursuant to Section 54(1)(C) of the Reserves Act 1977.

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Further submissions must be sent in writing to: Queenstown Lakes District Council Private Bag 50072 QUEENSTOWN Attention: Policy Team – Plan Change 52 Or emailed to pcsubmission@qldc.govt.nz (quote “Plan Change 52” in the subject line)

Pursuant to Sections 54(1)(c) and 119 of the Reserves Act 1977 the Council has an obligation to publicly notify its intention to grant such lease extension by way of this Notice.

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All further submissions must be received no later than 1 May 2017 and, within 5 working days of lodging it with Council you must serve a copy of it on the person(s) who made the original submission(s).

Submissions will be required no later than 13 May 2017 and should be sent to APL Property as above.

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An international recycling company is putting a call out to Wanaka to get involved in its hard-torecycle waste programme. TerraCycle runs its programmes, which deal with tricky waste that cannot be thrown into the council’s recycling bins such as coffee capsules, cigarette butts and chewing gum, across the country where participants can sign up as drop-off points for free. Across New Zealand public drop-off points are stationed at schools, sports clubs, community centres, libraries, offices, and homes, but so far Wanaka has none. The company is using April’s Earth Month to push the initiative and encourage people to get involved.

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Managing director Jean Bailliard said, “Earth Month is the perfect time to start thinking more about how you can help the planet. Recycling is a great place to start, and means less waste sent to landfill.” Pictured: Students at Waikanae Kindergarten collecting oral care waste at their drop-off point.

Funding boost for music summit With just over four weeks to go, Wanaka’s YAMI Sounz Summit has received grants totalling $17,000 from Lion Foundation, Central Lakes Arts Support Scheme, NZ Music Commission, Creative Communities Scheme, Recorded Music NZ, QLDC, Lake Wanaka Tourism and Massey University. YAMI assistant director Martine Harding said the support was essential to keep the summit a top quality weekend event, where participants have access to key music professionals with a proven record in the industry. “We have a music lawyer from Melbourne, a music editor from Pandora (Sydney) and representa-

tives from NZ Music Commission, Recorded Music NZ and NZ on Air. Add to that the artist tutors like Louis Baker, Warren Maxwell, Barnaby Weir, Moana Maniapoto and Anika Moa and you can see why we’re kinda frothy,” Martine said. One of the new workshop topics at the 2017 summit is music technology. Bridget Johnson, a lecturer at Massey’s School of Music, will guide participants in creating instruments, software and hardware. All profits from the summit, which will take place in Lake Wanaka Centre on May 13 and 14, go to music education in the region. – Wanaka Sun

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Queenstown singing author Craig Smith visited Montessori Children’s House Wanaka on Tuesday April 11, entertaining and enthralling the children with his book The Wonkey Donkey. Craig (pictured) is on the last two weeks of a five and a half month tour of New Zealand, Australia and Asia and has sold over one million copies of his books worldwide. Craig is also author of Square Eyes and My Daddy Ate an Apple, both

books being illustrated by Wanaka local Scott Tullock. The two are collaborating on Craig’s latest book “The Scariest Thing in the Garden” which will be out later in the year. Craig said, “I love performing for the children. The best part is seeing them laugh. I really enjoy that.” Montessori Children’s House Wanaka managing teacher Anne-Marie Love said, “the children laughed and sang along with Craig. It was great he could take out time from his New Zealand tour to entertain the children. The whole school came out to see him.”

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Queenstown Lakes District Council has been busy putting in the new safety surfacing at the Achilles playground (pictured) finished last week. This week the Warren Street play-

ground in Wanaka will be closed while work to resurface under the play equipment is carried out. It will be finished in time for the school holidays. This is part of the Council’s ongoing work to maintain the playgrounds around the district so they are safe for children to enjoy.

Richard Elvey Kahu Youth

It’s been a while since we’ve written something for the Wanaka Sun, and we thought a good way to start would be something very close to both ours and the young people’s hearts - Food. We all need it, all eat it. For some of us food is simply a necessity, eating purely to fill us up. Others eat for the love of food, for the textures, flavours and combinations that can be found. The problem is, many people now are losing the ability to create it themselves. There is a worrying trend we’re seeing of young people not understanding the basics of cooking. Yes, modern life can be busy and fast-paced where ready meals and takeaways are easy and quick solutions. The trouble is, as with many quick fix solutions, that these are slowly killing the art of cooking in many families. We cook a shared meal in our youth club on Friday and Saturday nights, and the young people who attend are always ‘roped in’ to help us. For some time we have been concerned at the lack of cooking knowledge many of these young people possess. Cooking is a life skill. Like reading, writing and hygiene, it needs to be taught to our young people as soon as they’re able to help out in the kitchen.

Not only do the vast majority of ready meals and takeaways include too much salt and sugar, which is heavily linked to heart disease, diabetes and obesity, but they cost an awful lot more than making the same meal yourself. We’re not saying that every household should be cooking from scratch every night, that is almost impossible for anyone, or that you should be making restaurant standard fancy food either. Just the basics - how to make a proper bolognese, without the jar of shop bought sauce or lasagne, how to roast a leg of lamb or a chicken, make a soup or even fry a steak or make mashed potato - all from scratch, with real ingredients. It isn’t just up to food tech at school to teach these skills; helping out at home is just as, if not more, important. In the long term, this will make our young people more independent, healthier and wealthier. Why not take one day of the week, perhaps a Sunday or Saturday, to cook a meal from scratch. Get the young people in your house to help. To deliberately misquote an old saying; Give a person a meal, and they’ll eat for a day. Teach them to cook, and they’ll eat for life. Kahu Youth’s drop-in sessions run from 6pm to 10pm on Fridays and 3pm to 10pm on Saturdays all year round. For more information call 03 443 5880 or check out our website www.kahuyouth.org.

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A surfer who nearly drowned under the Hawea River Bridge last week has joined with other concerned parties to get a rescue system put in place at the whitewater kayak park by the Camp Hill Road bridge. Milu Multhaup had a lucky escape last week when he became trapped under the water on one side of a bridge pylon with his board, still tied to his leg, on the other side. He has since got together with the kayakers who set him free to discuss safety measures at the area known as the river wave. “I have been to the river wave many times and never felt too worried or scared,” Milu said. “I was aware of the entrapment danger on the bridge pylons, but am now very aware of just how dangerous they are. It has already happened before and it’s only a matter of time until someone else gets caught around one of them again.”

Commercial white water kayak guide Ben Yates, who was among those at the wave who helped to rescue Milu, said that wheels were rolling and all concerned parties were taking a “serious look” at mitigating the hazards. “Until then you have a responsibility to take all practicable steps to ensure your own safety and others you are with. Do not underestimate the force of the water. It has caused so many unnecessary deaths,” Ben said. He added that helmets and personal flotation devices were considered to be the best practice in the water as well as velcro leash attachments that could be torn off easily if needed. Ben has appealed to anyone who has experienced an incident or a near-miss situation on the water, including the willow trees downstream of the river, to get in touch with Queenstown Lakes District Harbour Master Marty Black. “I managed to get the boulder under the bridge removed and with other voices we can get the trees cleared and a rescue ladder in. We can prevent an avoidable death,” Ben said.

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Monday night saw the seventh Southern Lakes Festival of Colour wrap up in Wanaka, with initial feedback from visitors and organisers hailing it a success. The biennial festival played out across Wanaka, Glenorchy, Luggate and Bannockburn, with 31 of its 52 shows sold out. Festival general manager Lindsey Schofield said that organisers were “absolutely delighted” with the way the festival had been received, reporting that sales had exceeded budget. The ten-day festival showcased comedy, theatre, dance and music performances as well as the Aspiring Conversations series from April 4 to 10, most of which took place at venues in the centre of town, including the newly purchased Pacific Crystal Palace. More than 160 Southern Lakes locals performed, volunteered and worked behind the scenes and Lindsey said that community support, in the form of both participation and ticket sales, had been strong. “The performances that we stage and the high level of local participation is a big part of why so many grantmakers support us; we really tap into the grassroots community. We bring in industry professionals at the top of their game each year to work with locals in a community production, which means that it’s a wonderful opportunity for our local participants and shows are guaranteed to be top class,” Lindsey said. Festival director Philip Tremewan said that festival highlights included the well-received six performances of UK solo show Every Brilliant Thing. “Ticket sales for this show were strong right from the start and we

ended up adding an extra two performances. The show really touched people in a deep way,” he said. The Wanaka Sun was in the audience of Thursday afternoon’s Every Brilliant Thing, where there was barely a dry eye in the house, one moment from laughter and the next from sadness and raw emotion. It was clear to see why extra performances were added in playwright Duncan Macmillan’s one-man account of life as the child and growing adult of a suicidal mother. Brought to the festival by the United Kingdom’s Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre Company, Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe, the one-hour interactive reminder on all the things that make life worth living was compelling, honest, hilarious, heart-wrenching and totally unique. Several brilliant audience members were just as much the stars of the show as Duncan himself as he called on them to play characters from different stages of his life. The show was an absolute joy to watch and be part of and will no doubt have stayed with many audience members long after they left the Luggate Hall. In addition to the festival’s performances, this year’s Aspiring Conversations series had been exceptional and “challenged people’s thinking”, Philip said. Audience members came from as far away as Australia and Tahiti and the Wanaka community had fully embraced the festival. “The local community is so proud to have these international performers come to Wanaka,” he said. The Festival of Colour will present an Aspiring Conversations series in April 2018, with the next festival to be held in April 2019. Pictured: Duncan Macmillan.

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Kiwi Classic When you first set eyes on this cute kiwi classic you’ll be forgiven for thinking, worst house on the best street. However look a little closer and the solid construction of the home coupled with the work the owner has done to insulate the property ensuring it complies with the new tenancy standards make this the perfect wee rental and land bank investment.

Auction 3.00pm, Friday 21 April 2017 (unless sold prior) View Saturdays 1pm & Wednesdays 2pm www.rwwanaka.co.nz/WNK21668 rwwanaka.co.nz/WNK21668 Duncan and Kelly Good 0274 488 321 Duncan.kelly@raywhite.com

Auction 3.00pm, Friday 21 April 2017 (unless property press) View Thursdays & Saturdays 2pm www.rwwanaka.co.nz/WNK21657 rwwanaka.co.nz/WNK21657 Fiona Reid 0274 859 651 fiona.reid@raywhite.com

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Hunt for the Lucky People The vendors have already migrated north and committed to their new plan so 10 Hunt Place is ready for a lucky new owner. Set in a quiet and established cul de sac, your family will love this leafy enclave. This sunny low maintenance home has all the comforts for modern life and with 2 living areas and a fenced backyard, it has great room for your family and pets. Enquire today.

Auction 3.00pm, Friday 21 April 2017 (unless sold prior) View Saturdays & Tuesdays 12pm www.rwwanaka.co.nz/WNK21665 rwwanaka.co.nz/WNK21665 Fiona Reid 0274 859 651 fiona.reid@raywhite.com

Auction 3.00pm, Friday 21 April 2017 (unless sold prior) View Thur 4pm, Mon 1pm, Tue, Wed & Sat 12pm www.rwwanaka.co.nz/WNK21662 rwwanaka.co.nz/WNK21662 Louise Walker-Hughes 0274 322 474 louise.wh@raywhite.com LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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POPPY-TUNITY KNOCKS 3 Poppy Lane provides ample space for your family, open plan dining & living areas with mountain views capture all day sun while the log burner and transfer system keeps the rest of the house warm. A large patio, established garden & generous lawn spreads out across the neighbouring reserve offering plenty of outdoor area & securing your views & sun into the future.

955 sqm P Eely Point Woodland Famous for its wooded seclusion, shelter and privacy, Eely Point Rd offers up this family heirloom in a long-forgotten grove in the heart of Wanaka’s golden triangle. Hidden in a family portfolio for generations, this wee gem is unearthed as a 955m2 parcel of land that is potentially subdividable. This is a woodchopper’s dream! Auction - date to be advised View Saturday 15th April 1pm www.rwwanaka.co.nz/WNK21651 rwwanaka.co.nz/WNK21651 Joss Harris & Jayne MacDonald 021 220 7693 021 909 821 joss.harris@raywhite.com, jayne.macdonald@raywhite.com

Auction 3.00pm, Friday 5 May 2017 (unless sold prior) View Saturdays 12.30pm & Wednesdays 12pm www.rwwanaka.co.nz/WNK21671 rwwanaka.co.nz/WNK21671 Fiona Reid 0274 859 651 fiona.reid@raywhite.com LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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Tight timeframe - time to sell You’d be forgiven for thinking this is a much newer home than its 10 years belies is as it’s stood the test of time far better than many newer homes. An ideal family home in an established part of Albert Town away from the busyness of the newer streets in the area. The views are amazing from inside the house with a private back garden, the package is complete.

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First Step This little cracker is Wanaka entry level buying at its best, with all of the advantages of an easy walk to town, simply leave the vehicles at home. The three bedroom layout includes an ensuited bedroom with its own external access, ideal for Air BnB income, or for those with an eye for investment you can look to rent the entire property with strong yields at this entry price point.

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Split Level Luxury This stunning new home nestled at the top of Avalanche Place, incorporates a clever split level design & angles to separate it from the pack. The kitchen is the central heart of the home, flanked on one side by the dining & lounge, & the other leads to the four spacious bedrooms. The Master Suite opens out onto the sprawling deck that is an entertainers delight.

NOT FAR BUT FAR ENOUGH Enough of the song and dance, due to a change in circumstance after 40 years in the one family this property will be changing hands to a new owner. Located away from the hustle and bustle, sitting under the Central Otago sun lies a wonderful property that has spent time as a hub for local community activities that has since been renovated into a family home.

Deadline Sale 4pm, 19th April 17 (unless sold prior) View Sat 2pm or by appointment www.rwwanaka.co.nz/WNK21435 rwwanaka.co.nz/WNK21435 Duncan and Kelly Good 0274 488 321 Duncan.kelly@raywhite.com

Deadline Sale 4pm, Wednesday 3rd May (unless sold prior) View Saturday 2pm or by appointment www.rwwanaka.co.nz/WNK21676 rwwanaka.co.nz/WNK21676 Duncan and Kelly Good 0274 488 321 Duncan.kelly@raywhite.com

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Lake Wanaka is at its lowest level in three years after only 54mm of rainfall in Wanaka during the last couple of months. At just 276.374m above sea level at the beginning of the week, it is the lowest the lake has been since April 14, 2014. The heavy rain which fell over the

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Celebrity cook and author Nadia Lim is encouraging people to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast this May to raise funds for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. “It’s food, friends and fundraising in a fun way for a heart-warming and very important cause,” Nadia said. “Having recently met some incredibly inspiring women who have survived breast cancer, I’m even more motivated to help raise funds that will save lives. I encourage everyone to get involved and host a breakfast, hopefully inspired by some of the recipes I’ve developed especially for Pink Ribbon Breakfast.” May is Pink Ribbon Breakfast month and the foundation hopes to better last year’s total of over 3200 breakfasts across New Zealand, which were attended by 90,000 people and raised $1.7 million. Proceeds from the breakfasts will go towards breast cancer research, with a focus on support

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past two days was not expected to make a significant difference to the lake level although Otago Regional Council has reminded people to keep an eye on river levels around Otago in light of a severe weather warning issued by MetService this week. Information on river and lake levels is available on ORC’s WaterInfo website water.orc.govt.nz/ or through the Flow phone on 0800 426 463.

for clinical trials, immunotherapies, preventing the spread of cancer, improving clinical practice for better patient outcomes, and treatments for advanced breast cancer. More than 3000 women a year, or eight women a day, are diagnosed with breast cancer in New Zealand, with no family history of the disease in 90-95% of women who are diagnosed. BCFNZ recommends women consider having yearly breast screening mammograms at age 40-49 years of age, then screen every two years from age 50. Evangelia Henderson, chief executive at Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, said the funds raised will help make up for the shortfall in dollars available for research. “We have top-notch researchers working in the hottest areas of cancer research, such as vaccines and immunotherapy, but often there’s simply not enough money to take their work forward to a stage where patients can benefit.” To register to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast, visit www.pinkribbonbreakfast.co.nz.

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It gives me great pleasure to be able to write this having completed the half marathon on Saturday. The two hours and 27 minutes it took to complete weren’t exactly plain sailing, with the last 5km of undulating Sticky Forest terrain eventually getting the better of me a little bit. Us half marathoners started at 9am and left from the Albert Town Tavern on what was a lovely, clear, sunny morning. It was all pretty much flat along the Upper Clutha River Track towards Wanaka, where I had a minor issue with calf cramp about 20 minutes in which soon lifted and I was actually enjoying myself and just taking in the stunning scenery. It was awesome to see fellow bootcamper Therese quite early on with her wee boy and dog along the trail giving me shouts of encouragement - just what I needed as the calf cramp set in. As we reached our first checkpoint, probably around 5km in, it was time to turn around and run back towards Albert Town through Sticky Forest, which although hilly, I managed quite well until we were back at the Tavern only to turn around and repeat what we had just done. By then I was starting to get tired and found the concept of doing the whole thing again quite mentally challenging, particularly when I thought of the steeper terrain in the forest. The remainder of the flat river trail was tough but manageable and back in the forest having already struggled through some of the inclines my legs wouldn’t carry me any further and I had to stop at the bottom of a steep-looking ascent. I don’t think I stopped easily and I tried really hard not to, but both mentally and physically I

Hunter Valley Station access In response to the March 23 article “Hunter Valley Station access conditions misrepresented”: The access groups have not misrepresented the access conditions. They are dismayed with the poor outcome delivered to the New Zealand public by the OIO and the minister concerned. As the property is now unlikely to go through the Tenure Review process, this deal was a once in a lifetime opportunity to obtain key public access to a hard to reach part of the Hawea Conservation Park. (At no time did any group state that there was no other access to the park, just that this was an opportunity to substantially improve it - especially to the Hunter Valley.) The applicant made an initial access offer which basically gifted a small section of land to formalise access over Meads Road to Kidds Bush. This was already in hand using the Public Works Act and would have been resolved in the near future. Also offered was an easement to secure access to the Sawyer Burn Hut. This has some value, but the track could have been realigned onto conservation land if necessary. The other access offered, which is the area of concern to the access groups, was the “continuation of the existing access” beyond Kidds Bush along the legal road and then the farm road, to the Hunter Valley, on a “discretionary” basis. Access parties are aware this access was rarely granted. Secure and enduring access to the Hunter Valley was the most important outcome desired. There was an understanding that legitimate farming issues had to be

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had had enough. I get so frustrated when I can’t do something and I must admit to throwing my toys out of the pram a little bit, but my partner Paul, who was running with me, was there to physically push me up the inclines in a power walk, until I had my breath back to tackle the rest. Crossing the finish line was the best feeling ever and it was inspiring to run alongside so many others who had been through their own personal journeys and each had a story to tell like me. Some were professional athletes while others were running for charity or simply because they enjoyed it and the atmosphere and feeling of accomplishment at the finish was incredible. I’m also proud to say that so far I’ve raised around $320 for UK charity The Willow Foundation who I was running for. As this is my final diary, I’d like to say a massive, massive thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout these past 12 weeks particularly my bootcamp trainer Tawna Woods, Boxfit trainer Joe Waide, Martin McKone and of course the Wanaka Sun for letting me record my ramblings here each week. Thank you also to everyone who has donated money to the Willow Foundation and anyone who has wished me luck, given me words of encouragement or simply asked how it was all going - it all meant more than you probably realised. Finally thank you to Paul, who only ran to support me (and could probably have finished far sooner on his own!), for literally pushing me through the last 12 weeks. Although I think his talk of us training for a marathon together is probably a little too optimistic for now! Thank you for reading. Danielle.

addressed in this access arrangement, and a clear and transparent management agreement was prepared by the Walking Access Commission to address these issues. The Walking Access Commission (WAC) prepared a report and made nine recommendations. At the time of submission it stated the first six of these had been agreed in principle with the applicant. Access parties were disappointed to see the OIO basically accepted the applicant’s original offer, with some very minor additions, and effectively ignored all the discussion which had taken place and the additional access which had been agreed in principle as part of those discussions. Only two of the nine recommendations were met in full, and two more partially met, but with access on a “discretionary” basis there is no security of access at all. The Upper Clutha Tracks Trust made an additional submission supporting the WAC recommendations and requesting the development of a few huts along the lines of those on the Motatapu Track - which came out of the OIO process for the purchase of Motatapu and Soho Stations. Whilst this would have been an excellent outcome, the most important issue was to secure clear, transparent and enduring access along the lake edge to Hunter Valley. The access provided here as per the OIO conditions is a “Clayton’s access”. Access groups will be contacting the purchaser directly in the hope of improving this situation. I don’t believe they have misrepresented the value (or lack of it) in the deal. John Wellington (Abridged)

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Quentin Smith - Wanaka Community Board Short answer is yes, The currently building is not viable for ongoing use due to shortfall in the current building code as it relates to earthquake risk. Combine with the operational costs of operating the pool, the ratepayers could not afford to operate two separate pools. It is most likely that the building and pool will be demolished not long after it is vacated. We are looking forward to a new and modern facility this time next year. The current pool should stay open up until the new one is operational. Lynette My only concern is how the primary schools will access the new pool and have to involve buses to transport pupils which happened at the old primary school.

Frances Just been to QT pool with grandchildren. Was so great I hope ours is as good as our population is growing so fast if we don’t think too the future would be so sad

Pip Can’t wait. Sick of not having lane swimming til 6.30

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VOLUNTEERS WANTED for Visiting Service - Companionship for Older People project. Can you spare a bit of time to visit one our senior citizens, to have a chat or go for an outing once a - week? Both men and women welcome. For more information please call Community Networks 443 7799 or email championforolderpeople@gmail.com

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Eyeing up their fourth consecutive, Wanaka FC travelled to Alexandra last weekend to play league newcomers Alexandra B. FC burst into an instant lead when Matt Florida’s low cross from the left found strike partner Steve Pleskun, who took a touch and fired in a half volley from the edge of the box to score. They doubled their lead not long after the first goal. This time, Matt Florida was the scorer after following up a parried long-range shot from Ian bell. The goals kept coming. Matt, who failed to convert his first attempt, regained the loose ball and then beat the last defender to score again. Alexandra B struggled to contain Wanaka whose dominance provided another goal. Steve Pleskun's headed attempt was saved only to fall to Paul Hodgson who smashed a first time drive into the bottom corner. The hosts, struggling to get out of their own half, conceded another goal. This time Al Carmichael bundling in a Scott Belsham corner. Al turned provider shortly after, knocking down Seb Thursby’s long throw to the feet of Steve Pleskun who scored his second goal to make it 6-0

to Wanaka. Remarkably, WFC managed to claim a seventh goal before the halftime break. Scott's corner eluded everyone, including the goalkeeper, to go straight in the goal. The second half was a less frantic affair, Wanaka slowed the tempo and consolidated their lead. Not long after the restart Wanaka managed to bag an eighth goal. Ryan Atherton, working tirelessly down the left, reached the byline and swung in a cross which was helped down by Steve Pleskun into the path of Matt Florida to score his third of the day and second hat trick of the season. Twenty minutes later Wanaka scored another. A long range effort from Al Carmichael tipped onto the crossbar by the fingertips of the goalkeeper, only to be followed up by Steve Pleskun to claim his own hat trick. With the game almost at an end, Wanaka seized the tenth and final goal of the day. Another teasing corner from Scott Belsham, which the Alexandra B defence couldn't deal with, saw debutant Simon Hager pounce on the bouncing ball to fire it in from close range. The win puts Wanaka FC clear at the top of the Central Otago Football League, with FC the only team still with a 100 percent record.

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with the ball on his way to scoring a goal. William is playing his first soccer season with the local club this year. Luke Edmond, also five, pictured on the left provided great defense for the Wanaka Tigers during the game.

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The sixth and final round of the Altherm NZ Jetsprint Championship will be contested in Wanaka this weekend. Three New Zealand Champions will be crowned after the final round on the Oxbow Aqua Track on Saturday April 15. Current New Zealand champion, and seven-time world champion, Peter Caughey, leads the Mouthfresh Superboat class with Sam Newdick and Blake Briant chasing him for the title.

The Stinger Group A title could be a close-fought race with Ollie Silverton currently in the lead. Simon Gibbon heads into the race just six points behind him after consistent finishes throughout the season and Ric Burke is a close third with 129.5 points after the fifth round. Only one point separates Patrick Haden and Clayton Tisdall who have battled for first place in the Group B class over the last five rounds. With Patrick and Clayton more than ten points ahead of the field, whomever wins Saturday’s race will be crowned the Group B New Zealand Champion. The gates open at 11am.

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Wanaka Youth FC take on Wanaka FC this Saturday at Pembroke Park in what should be an exciting local derby between the two teams. The game, which kicks off at 1pm, promises to showcase the best football talent in town and it will be a game both teams desperately want to win. On one side, the stalwarts and power house of football in Wanaka, Wanaka FC who beat Alexandra B 10-0 over the weekend (see match report page18). On the other side, Wanaka Youth FC, comprised of some of the best under-18 players in the town, only joined the Central Otago League last year. Unlike Wanaka FC, WYFC had to battle to a 1-1 draw last weekend against the fiery Falcons from QueensTHE WANAKA SUN

town. They were unlucky not to come out on top and sorely missed the leadership and direction of their coach and mentor, Peter Waters, who was absent for the game. Both teams are unbeaten in the Central Otago Football League with Wanaka FC topping the table after four consecutive wins and WYFC in third place with three wins and one draw. Alexandra A is in second place on the table. Football insiders say this should be an interesting match between old and young, and a must-see for any football lover in town. Following the local derby, Wanaka Braves will play Alexandra A who are in second place in the table. The Braves will be looking to cause an upset and chalk up their first win of the season. Pictured: Wanaka FC’s Ryan Atherton and Wanaka Youth Football Club’s Alex Plimmer. THURSDAY 13.04.17 - WEDNESDAY 19.04.17

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The Rams continued their strong start to the season, with a well fought away win against the Maniototo Maggots. Three first half tries to the Rams turned out to be the difference, after a spirited comeback from the Maggots in the second half pulled the final score up to 19-8 in favour of the visitors. As expected, the Maggots were incredibly physical up front, dominating the opening scrums and rucks, and winning two early penalties in the Rams' half. However, the Rams demonstrated some quick defensive lines, and a counter-attacking push by winger George Gilchrist, created the momentum for his brother Jack to smash over from close range 15

minutes into the half. The Rams kept the pressure on from the kick off, and were rewarded almost immediately with another try. A quick line out move, followed by a stinging run from Josh Roberts through the middle, had the Maggots back tracking and Number 8 Gilchrist was able to push over from close range for his second of the day, bringing the score up to 12-0. Maniototo were able to sneak a penalty kick over not long after that kept them in the fight. Minutes before the halftime whistle, some neat handling from the backs opened up the Maggots’ defence. With some silky hands and a neat step on the fullback, first five Jason Richan dived under the posts. Josh Roberts slotted the easy conversion, with what turned out to be the Rams' last points of the day.

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DANIELLE BUTLER

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Some of Wanaka’s toughest athletes will join forces with rookie cyclists and charity advocates to raise money for So They Can in this year’s Contact Epic. Two weeks ago the Wanaka Sun reported that the Contact Epic mountain bike challenge, this year to be held on Saturday April 22, would be joining forces with Wanaka-based, not-for-profit organisation So They Can, which supports the education and empowerment of children in Kenyan and Tanzanian schools. Ten riders including GODZone athletes Richard Anderson and Floortje Grimmett will ride for the charity, alongside Mount Aspiring College teacher Andrew Sloan, whose students have supported the cause before, and So They Can CEO Cass Treadwell and child sponsorship support Sarah Holmes. The venture aims to primarily raise money and gain sponsors for the charity’s unsponsored children at Kenya’s Aberdare Ranges Primary School, a number which currently stands at just over 300 of 1080 children. Contact Epic first-timers Cass and Sarah will undertake the Classic 95km

course, having never done anything like this before. “It’s nerve wracking until I think about the kids. I can do it when I think about them and it’s a privilege and an honour to do it for them; it’s one of the most exciting parts of the project for me,” Sarah said. “It’s a really good way to engage Wanaka’s local community as everyone is so fit and healthy here. It’s a good way to merge the two worlds together.” Cass added that the children in Kenya have been told all about the people riding for them on the day. “It’s important for us to have that connection with them, and it means everything to them. They can’t comprehend that someone so far away cares about them and they’re really touched by that. For us to sit on a bike for a few hours is nothing when you think about them,” Cass said. Athletes and Contact Epic veterans Floortje, Richard and Andrew have been sharing their stories and advice with Cass and Sarah. This year’s GODZone winner and adventure racer Floortje, who is using the new Centurion (160km) route as training for the World Adventure Racing Championships in Wyoming in August, assured the ladies that the

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route was a “really nice” distance to race. “It will be good fun and it’s such a good feeling when you finish; you’ll be happy and proud when you’re done. For me, I’m doing it to get myself mentally prepared. I am going to enjoy it and will be thinking of those kids to keep me going,” she said. Richard will be aiming to beat his previous fastest Contact Epic time of four hours and 30 minutes, while Andrew said he will be happy with six and a half hours. “I’m a sucker for being a good samaritan. Last year I fixed two broken chains and a punctured tyre for people on the course,” he joked.

Last year Andrew’s year eight group raised $680 for So They Can and he plans to enhance connections between this year’s year eight group and the students in Africa, while trying to get more of the school involved. The charity is also organising a bike trip to see its projects across Kenya and Tanzania in June. Anyone interested in booking a space on the trip can contact Raewyn Phipps at raewyn@sotheycan.org. To find out more about sponsoring a child and getting involved with So They Can email info@sotheycan.org or call 028 2555 8686. Pictured: (l-r) Andrew, Floortje, Cass, Sarah and Richard prepare for the Contact Epic.

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